Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TCO Part 6 of 10: Maintenance Time/Costs

Not all RFID is created equal. Many systems are simply not equipped to handle the type of stringent, ongoing application requirements that most installation sites need. Installers often see their systems failing or in need of frequent maintenance simply because the system installed was not the right fit for the application in the first place.

TagMaster’s RFID Readers offer an all-in-one solution, with the antenna, controller, and Reader included in the same housing. The TagMaster Team practices a consultative sales approach, ensuring that every single project will have its unique specifications met and exceeded. This results in a more streamlined installation process and minimal maintenance for the installer. 

Installers, ask your RFID solution provider about your next project’s expected downtime. Not all providers offer maintenance training and support, but since TagMaster does, it makes an installer’s tough job that much easier.

Friday, May 27, 2016

TCO Part 5 of 10: Entry/Exit Times

As older parking systems continue to employ lot monitors for manual ticket handling and access control, organizations miss out on revenue and face decreased patron satisfaction. Vehicles that are forced to stop for authorized verification, whether manual or automated, can result in long vehicle queues and wasted time and money.

TagMaster systems are hands-free access control solutions, meaning non-stop access for authorized vehicles. Drivers no longer have to stop or roll down their window to present ID for verification, or manually punch in a key code. It is also unnecessary to employ ticket handlers, since TagMaster’s platform can integrate into ticketing systems, performing accurate and fast reads while ensuring garages and lots fill and empty quickly, generating increased revenue and ensuring satisfied patrons.

Don’t get stuck in the past—ask your installer about TagMaster’s Automatic Vehicle Identification solutions, and find out how to make your lot or garage fill and empty with ease. To learn more, please call (253) 238-1421 or visit us at www.TagMasterNA.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016

TCO Part 4 of 10: System Integration

Not all RFID AVI solutions are designed to integrate into existing systems, which can lead to increased cost and installation time, not to mention added training on a new system. Some providers fail to mention that their systems will not integrate easily, leading the installer into a downward spiral of lost time and lost money.

TagMaster RFID solutions are fully backwards compatible, meaning they will seamlessly integrate into your current system. Unexpected downtime, additional training and extra expenses are therefore mitigated. TagMaster is the RFID provider that can be trusted with your system requirements.
It is important to know your system and get educated on potential new systems. The more you know as an installer, the better—don’t take a chance when your reputation’s on the line! Ask your RFID provider about system integration and backwards compatibility.

To find out more about how TagMaster North America’s RFID solutions can work for you, contact the TagMaster Team today at (253) 238-1421, or visit us at www.TagMasterNA.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

TCO Part 3 of 10: Tag Fulfillment/Replacement

Generally, RFID Tags are inexpensive compared to the other hardware and software costs associated with an RFID system. However, for sites with a large population of Tag users or frequent new users, Tag fulfillment costs are an important consideration; examples include universities and large hospitals. With projects like these in mind, TagMaster North America offers a Tag fulfillment process with exceptional reliability and consistency.

TagMaster North America’s predictable Tag lifespan means that administrators can budget in advance for replacement or fulfillment orders, making it that much simpler to oversee a project’s complete budget allocation. Ensure that you’re using an experienced provider, not just a one-time supplier. Otherwise, ensuring a continuous supply of Tags may prove costly.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TCO Part 2 of 10: Quality Hardware

Just because a piece of RFID hardware boasts a low price tag does not mean that it will cost less in the long run. For most installers and end users, hardware reliability is one of the most important factors in choosing the right RFID solution, and rightly so; poorly constructed or faulty products can cause Total Cost of Ownership to skyrocket.

TagMaster technology has been at the forefront of the worldwide RFID industry for twenty years, constantly seeking to develop and improve upon the very best RFID products. The trust placed in the TagMaster solution by our partners speaks for itself. Earning the business of more than 320 distributors since inception, TagMaster North America provides hardware you can depend on, anytime, anywhere.

A cheap solution is no substitute for a quality solution. Ask your RFID provider about their product track record, and consider how this might impact your system’s Total Cost of Ownership.

Monday, May 23, 2016

TCO Part 1 of 10: System Installation/Site Licensing

Over the next couple weeks, the Blog will focus on different factors contributing to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of an RFID system, in order to better inform partners and end-users about potentially unforeseen costs. This is part one of a ten-part series.
Some RFID systems take an exceedingly long time to install, test, and deploy. This leads not only to frustration on the part of end users, but also increased installation costs and lost business. Complicated hardware coupled with unreliable software and poor technical support make for a toxic combination. Furthermore, many RFID system providers fail to mention that their products require an expensive site license to operate.
TagMaster North America’s RFID platforms are site-license free in the US and Canada. Installation is a cinch, and exceptional customer support is on hand and ready to assist you. This is just one factor that makes TagMaster RFID’s Total Cost of Ownership one of the lowest in the industry.
Don’t fall into the trap! Remember to ask your RFID solution provider about how installation time and site licensing contribute to Total Cost of Ownership.